Yemen - Cinema Club
In Yemen, civil conflict and conservative religious groups had closed down nearly all the cinema houses. Samah Nasr Alshagdari, a poet who loves movies, got together with friends and set up a temporary space in the capital Sana’a. With Prince Claus Fund support, they organized weekly screening of Arabic and international films followed by lively discussions of relevant themes that were raised in the films. The Cinema Club was one of the rare places where young men and women could come together and talk openly about the subjects that matter to them.